Snakes are scary, and raccoons can be intimidating. But any wildlife control agency will tell you that rodents are number one when it comes to destroying your home. These little guys were made to chew. Did you know that a rat's teeth will grow up to SIX INCHES in just one year? Could you imagine a rat with fangs? That's the kind of thing you would see in a horror movie!
Unfortunately, the things rats love to chew most are found right inside your home. Wood, duct work, electrical wires, plastic pipes...these are like magnets to a rat!
Did you know that a rat's bite is stronger per inch than the bite of a great white shark? The strength of a rat's bite can be up to 12 tons (24,000 pounds) per square inch. However, the bite of a great white shark is only around 2 tons (4,000 pounds) per square inch. Rats can chew through anything that's not harder than their teeth!